Can one pursue a minor or another bachelor degree while aleady in a grad program?

<p>So currently I'm on the verge of graduating with a math bachelor degree on time. I want to get in the grad program immediately after graduation. However, I do not have any sort of a minor. I also like physics. So I'm think while I'm in the math grad program, taking 2 math classes per semester, I might as well through in a 100-200 level physcis class each semester to get a minor physics.</p>

<p>So can I get a minor in physics or, more ambitiously, a bachelor while in a grad program?</p>

<p>You probably will not have the time to pursue another degree while in graduate school. Two classes per semester, even though they are at the undergraduate level, are quite time consuming. Is there a reason you want a minor as opposed to learning on your own time? I ask because I am in neuroscience, but also interested in astronomy. I just pick up books on my own and it is much more enjoyable for me as opposed to trying to fit another degree. It is better to chose graduate programs that are a combination of the things you wish to pursue (so math with a basis in physics or something).</p>

<p>Also, there is no reason for you to rush going into graduate school. You could take an off year or two to do research and take the courses you want. That way you get to have that minor, get more experience, and have the opportunity to apply for programs that do all that you want.</p>

<p>Grad school is VERY time consuming. There isn't such thing as a "minor" but the math department MIGHT have some kind of track or something that will allow you take other courses to build a specialty. Otherwise, I would just "audit" and not stress too much over doing the work. Only enough to follow the lectures.</p>

<p>Also, don't forget that labs take up a lot of time as well... If you're that interested in physics, then why rush to graduation?</p>

<p>I don't know if this is what you had in mind, but a number of graduate students in my department are taking outside courses which result in interdisciplinary certificates. For instance, one guy in my department is taking public policy courses to bolster his resume as he applies for post docs in science policy. These certificates take fewer than a handful of courses. I imagine it would be best if you could incorporate it into your thesis project.</p>